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Can i watch Fire TV contents if i put the Fire TV Stick into the WD TV Live Streaming Media Player model C3H (WDBGXT0000NBK-12)?
WDTV LIVE - General Discussion / Installing Debian Squeeze - My Experience
« Last post by geepster on October 31, 2016, 10:42:11 AM »
Ive just started playing with a WDTV Live box I found at the dump a couple of years ago. I thought Id document what I did to get a working GCC system on my WDTV.

1) Flashing 1.05.04_V_WDLXTV.COM_WDLXTV_LIVE- went pretty smoothly

2) I started to look for a C/C++ compiler. I downloaded wdtvtools. Its a emulated Linux system which runs in VMWare/VirtualBox. After changing the keyboard to English-US, I found it doesn't suit what I want todo. I couldn't work out an easy way to get the bin onto the WDTV for testing.

3) I downloaded sourcery codebench, which is a cross compiler, but I haven't tried it yet, since I want to compile on the WDTV.

4) I then found debian squeeze on this thread:

A working link is here:

The startup script is perfect. Ive attached it to this post because there is a CRLF issue with entering the script in using NotePad/WordPad. (Rename it to

EDIT: I have a second script which runs Debian Squeeze:

sh debian-squeeze.img /tmp/squeeze

The next task is to install GCC. Debian Squeeze is not longer supported, and it seems Debian moves packages to a archive repository.

So, I needed to edit /etc/apt/sources.list (using nano). I commented out the old repositories, and replaced them with:

deb squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src squeeze main contrib non-free

Now, these commands worked:

apt-get update
apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
apt-get install build-essential

I then entered a simple "hello world" program, and compiled using gcc test.c
I entered "./a.out", and bingo! A program compiled on my WDTV.

Anyway, I hope that info helps people.
they are 2 different devices.

I don't know what you mean by "work with" your wdtv.

I think about buying a fire tv stick if it works with my WDTV box. Please does anybody have any experience?

With best regards
WDTV General Discussion / Re: Print an index of WDTV movies and limited info
« Last post by mizkitty64 on October 22, 2016, 09:47:28 PM »
One thing you might think about trying is running Plex Media Server on your PC with the external drive shared off the PC.
The WDTV will play video off network shares and will also detect media servers.

The Plex interface will give you a good interface for browsing the movies on your PC, while playing from the WDTV.

You can also browse the Plex library from your tablet or phone as well.


One app that you might want to try is Media Companion.
Haven't used it since I started using Plex.

WDTV General Discussion / Print an index of WDTV movies and limited info
« Last post by hannay on October 18, 2016, 01:09:19 AM »

Looking at the dates of posts I'm not sure if this forum is visited much, however I hope that someone might come along who can advise me.

I got WDTV a good while ago now (not LIVE) to manage a collection of movies on a portable drive when it became too large to have them as just named video files that the TV could play "straight". The bonus was all the library info etc that the WDTV then made possible.

I'm all set up perfectly, add the occasional new release, it gets the movie sheets and thumbnails etc., much better!

Now I have a few hundred movies, and what I would like to be able to do is print out an index of the titles and just some basic info from the categories ...  year and genre, maybe main actor/s but that's not vital.

I can easily print a list of the portable drive's content, but that would only give me the movie titles.

I remember looking at this when I first got the WDTV a while back, and read somewhere on this forum or another one that there is a programme or a utility or something that lets you do this ... and I even read up on it and could understand how to have it list all movies, but there was some settings or language or process I couldn't understand that you had to change/set to get it to include any category/year/etc info as well, so I just left it for when the library got big enough for that to be of interest.

And that's now, but I can't find that same reference again and I have searched widely trying to do so.

So I am now needing an expert to advise me please ...  how do I go about doing this?

I want to print just a simple alpha-list index with year and genre. I guess I need a prog on my PC that will read the library file on the portable drive and extract what it needs to do that. Can anyone tell me the prog that I read about before that will do this, or advise me of anything else please?


WDTV General Discussion / WDTV PLay Powerline Connected Stop & Go
« Last post by Capri on October 17, 2016, 12:12:52 PM »
Recently, one of my WDTV Plays began stopping video playback for 20 to 30 seconds and then resuming. The player in question is Ethernet connected to my server/NAS via a powerline. The unit closest to the server has no problem. The problem unit is approx. 20 foot away from the server.  Checked the powerline on another player and it worked with no stoppages. Could it be a cable problem. Will Cat6 help? 
I agree about Handbrake, an amazingly good converter.  Gets all problem videos playable on wdtv.
WDTV LIVE - General Discussion / Re: How to find out which model I have?
« Last post by Biff- on October 08, 2016, 11:55:24 PM »
Thank you very much.

Model number is on the bottom.
I am not where the WD TV is at the moment, but the package shows: "Model: WDBGXT0000NBK-EESN". So I guess this should be the right number.

I think HDMI is "cable"
Yes, I had thought so either, but it didn't work.

Firmware updates are usually at google the model number.
Yes, I had found that page, e.g. this one - - but I cannot find the model of 2014. There seems to be one model only. No model numbers shown / models.
And using my old links or the model number (Google) show "Page not found".

I yesterday have installed this update (I have found on my disk (about 2 years old) yesterday:
It seems to work, no error message.

This update - - from here - - appears to be for the newest model only, or might it work with my old one?

Many thanks again.
Many thanks.

I have to do it here, choose "Local Storage" (I cannot find "local media" anywhere)?

And I have to do it one time?

Many thanks again.
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